OPINA UAB service description

The service "OPINA UAB" is a channel created by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona for those interested in transmitting to the university administration their opinions, suggestions, complaints or compliments on any of the university activities and services offered by the UAB.


OPINA UAB accepts suggestions, complaints and compliments defined as the following:

  • Complaint: expression of insatisfaction related to the functioning of any of the areas of the university's activities.
  • Suggestion: a proposal for improvement addressed to a specific person or university sector.
  • Compliment: expression of satisfaction related to the functioning of the university in general or for a specific service provided to the user.

This tool has been designed to meet the requirements established in the internal quality assurance systems of the faculties and is adapted to the needs of the services to collect and manage user opinions, within the framework of quality assurance policies. In this sense, Opina UAB allows to obtain relevant information when assessing and improving processes and services.


HOW IT WORKS

First, users must choose the type of communication they wish to make and mark whether they are a member of the UAB or an external user. If the user is member of the university community, they will need to identify themselves with their card number (NIU) and password by clicking on “Member of the UAB community”. If the user is not a UAB member they will need to type in their full name and e-mail address.

Once the user identifies themselves and all related field have been filled (centre or service being addressed, subject and description), they will need to accept the privacy policy and click on "Send". A new page will open with all of the information submitted and at the same time the user will receive a confirmation e-mail informing about their petition and the code of reference. External users will first have to verify the e-mail address replying the e-mail they will receive.


TIME OF RESPONSE

In the case of compliments, the tool transmits the message directly to the head of centre or service and closes the petition.

In the case of suggestions and complaints, a maximum of 15 days are given to provide users a response. When necessary, users may be asked to send more information about the petition. Once the user receives a response, all further communication must be done by filling out a new OPINA UAB form.

All responses and requests for additional information are sent to the e-mail address provided by the user.

In the case of members of the university community, all communication will be sent to their institutional e-mail address. They additionally will be able to monitor the state of their petition by signing into the OPINA UAB application (https://opina.uab.cat/portal) and typing in the code of reference they receive via e-mail.


EXCLUDED COMMUNICATIONS

OPINA UAB does not accept the following types of communications:

  • Complaints and observations addressed to the Ombuds Officer of the UAB. These communications must be made through the online form of the Ombuds Officer.
  • Suggestions or complaints requiring a resolution in which a specific administrative procedure already exists.
  • Doubts or requests for information on any of the sectors of the university's activities. These issues must be addressed to the Information Service (informacio@uab.cat).
  • Requests for access to public information (in accordance with the laws of transparency, access to public information and good governance). These petitions can be made through the online form found at the UAB transparency webpage (https://seuelectronica.uab.cat/transparencia-de-dades).
  • Professional suggestions or complaints related to UAB staff members.
  • Complaints related to the reparation of a situation caused by the university which the person interested considers unjust or damaging and which commonly entails some form of compensation claim.
  • Complaints formulated with the aim of denouncing events which could be constitutive of an administrative offense and requesting that the competent authorities act upon them.
  • Communications in which offensive or inappropriate language is used.